Art In America

Rae Mahaffey

In “So-and-So,” Rae Mahaffey presented 11 abstract paintings (all 2015) that signal an exciting high point in an already accomplished, 30-year career. Impeccably crafted, with beautiful, layered surfaces, the colorful panels are relatively large for...

Going Underground: An Interview with Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh's Free People's Medical Clinic (FPMC) was originally a community-based art commission for "Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn," a collaboration between Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Here, the artist...

Taylor Mac

Here is an endurance-art accomplishment for you: wearing falsies for 24 hours straight. We’re not talking boobs—so 20th-century drag—but eyelashes.     

Julia Stoops

Over the past two decades, Julia Stoops has forged a multi-faceted career in Portland, founding a design studio, teaching art, writing fiction and showing her paintings at various venues around the city.

Alex Chaves

The surfaces shine. Maybe it’s sweat. Perhaps the walls, the floors, the chairs and anything that surrounds the figures present in Alex Chaves’s latest body of oils are perspiring with the labor of becoming abstract. 

Ellen Lesperance

Despite wishful arguments for art as an agent of change, art-making itself can never be confused with real activism, where personal liberty, livelihoods, bodies, even lives are laid on the line. 

Art Basel Hong Kong Reveals 2015 Exhibitor List

The organizers have shifted the event two months earlier from its customary slot in May to Mar. 15-17, but as usual the fair takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With 231 galleries from 37 countries and territories, the...

Cold War, Cool Art

Richard Kalina reviews A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Cold War, by John J. Curley.

Dan Attoe

In this exhibition of eight exquisite new paintings and drawings (all works 2013 or 2014), Dan Attoe installed an anomalous, 6-foot-tall neon bloodhound head accompanied by the statement "I know more than you think I do."

Hubbard and Birchler

Marfa, Tex., is the perfect setting for this exhibition of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's excellent trilogy of Texas-based, movie-themed videos: Grand Paris Texas (2009), Movie Mountain (Méliès), 2011, and now Giant (2014), commissioned by...

Ned Vena

Usually, where contemporary U.S. painting is still in thrall to its great flowering of the 1950s and '60s, its allusions are ironic or critical qualifications of an earlier ideal of direct, painterly expression.

Frieze London Exhibitor List Revealed

The largest stands (1,290 square feet) ring up at nearly $79,000, according to a U.S. gallery employee who shared the application information. The smallest Frieze booths (430 square feet) go for about $26,000.

René Daniëls

René Daniëls is often described as a "cult" figure, an appropriately ambiguous honorific for the Dutch painter whose body of work from the mid-1980s has been hugely influential even if it has provided little grist for typical canonizing...

Lucinda Parker

Among the most admired painters in this region, Portland-based Lucinda Parker has forged an impressive career that includes ambitious public projects in Oregon, Washington and California.

Nightclubbing in the Library: Danceteria Lounge Recreated at NYU

Titled the GoNightclubbing Video Lounge, the installation (through May 31) is a re-creation of the original Danceteria Video Lounge, located in the eponymous nightclub, which was famed for its confluence of punk rock musicians and downtown artists...

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